thematic apperception test

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Definition of thematic apperception test

: a projective technique that is widely used in clinical psychology to make personality, psychodynamic, and diagnostic assessments based on the subject's verbal responses to a series of black-and-white pictures

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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thematic apperception test

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the·​mat·​ic apperception test | \ thi-ˈmat-ik- How to pronounce thematic apperception test (audio) \

Medical Definition of thematic apperception test

: a projective psychological test that is used in clinical psychology to make personality, psychodynamic, and diagnostic assessments based on the subject's verbal responses to a series of black and white pictures abbreviation TAT

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